Marine Theft - Don't be a victim

Sunshine Coast

2022-07-14 14:10 PDT

With the beautiful summer boating weather finally upon us, the Sunshine Coast RCMP wanted to provide a few reminders to try to keep your marine equipment safe...and/or returned to you in case of a theft.

Prime target locations for thieves are marinas, sheds, seasonal properties and anchored boats with most thefts occurring in the late evening or early morning hours.

Due to the seasonal nature of boating, it makes it difficult for property owners to isolate a specific date and time of thefts if they have occurred.

Often the thieves will use a dinghy to access marinas and properties from the water.  Serial numbers are removed from stolen motors and the stolen property may be stashed along the shoreline for pick up later.

Please also report any suspicious activity to the police and we hope you have a safe and happy boating season!

Released by

Cst. Karen Whitby

Media Relations Officer
Sunshine Coast RCMP
sunshinecoast.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
5800 Teredo St. Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
Office: 604-885-2266
Fax: 604-885-9473

Email: karen.whitby@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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